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Nov 17, 2006 03:10 PM

New on 8th or 9th in West 50s

Been to nearly all the old stand-bys. Looking for something mid-priced and good that's opened in the past six months or maybe a year.

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  1. Offhand, I can't think of anything new in the W. 50's. However...

    Scarlatto, on 47th, b/t 8th & B'way. I haven't been yet, but a Hound recently posted about a good meal there.

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    1. re: RGR

      Thanks for the tip. Been to the eponymous Roberto Passon, but didn't even know he had a new place. Looks like it might do the trick.

    2. I saw a little blurb in the Times about this new Japanese style bakery on 9th around 48th st. opening this week. Anyone has been?

      1. That must be Kyotofu.. Unfortunately its not a bakery although they do sell cookies and other paraphenalia to go... The desserts are tasty, but a little expensive and on the small side, at least for me on a monday night without dinner padding my tummy.. Its a good alternative to chickalicious however, without the need to schlep to EV.

          1. re: aunteejoy

            No, I haven't. I have heard some good things about it, but it sounded a little more fancy-schmancy than what I had in mind for tonight. Thanks for reminding me about it, though.

          2. Kyotofu is actually also a bakery (or at least, it will become one in the next few months)-- their daytime hours are going to be dedicated to baked goods, and their evening hours are more for sit-down desserts and drinks (in the same vein as Chikalicious). We just wrote a review of it yesterday, in fact.

            Whym really is very good; I'd recommend it, especially if new stuff is what you're after. It's run by the same man who operates Eatery, but the food at Whym is a few hundred percent better. (And we wrote about it, as well, if you want to see pictures).



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            1. re: Nosher

              Oops. Might have made a mistake. Already made a res at the new Passon place. Will have to put whym at the top of my list. Thanks.

              1. re: Nosher

                I wish I had remembered how bad eatery was before I went Friday night. We couldn't get a table at whym so figured we go to eatery - big mistake!